Knott's Berry Farm offers one-day tickets and season passes. Admission to their Soak City water park costs extra.
Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Policies
The best thing about Knott's Berry Farm is that its admission prices are much lower than at other area theme parks. Ticket prices vary by age. It's least expensive for youngsters and oldsters.
- Children under 2 years old get in free
- Ages 3 through 11 pay child's admission
- Anyone 12 years old through 61 years old pays adult admission
- Seniors older than age 62 pay the same as children
Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Prices
It's easy to get discounts on adult tickets at Knott's, but the child and senior admission are seldom discounted. Knott's Berry Farm ticket prices as of December 2017 (adult/child or senior) are:
At the gate or online through the Knott's website: $79/$43. If you buy full price tickets online, Knott's adds a service charge, and they will cost more than they would if you bought them at the gate. BUT if you get the discounted 3-day advance purchase tickets, you can save money.
Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Extras
FAST LANE: This extra tickets costs $70 and up per person. It lets you bypass the regular line on selected rides (only a limited number sold each day).
Is the Fast Lane pass worth the extra cost? To find out, I asked Jean Bourne. She took four kids to Knott's using it.
She says yes because they were able to hit more attractions and re-ride the ones they enjoyed the most, without having to wait so long. That was during the busy summer season. Off season in the middle of the week, you don't need it.
Parking: $18 for cars and $23 for RVs and buses. You can buy your parking in advance online.
It isn't any cheaper, but it is convenient.
How to Buy Knott's Berry Farm Tickets
Let those other poor saps stand in line at the ticket booth. You know better. Join the smart visitors who buy Knott's Berry Farm tickets online. They zip right in instead of standing in line at the gate.
How to Buy Tickets from a Desktop Computer: If you buy your tickets on a desktop computer, it's easy to think you have to print your tickets, with no option for getting a barcode that can be scanned from your mobile device. However, when I bought my tickets that way, my email confirmation included a link that allowed me to put the tickets in my Apple wallet. The email also says you can show the email on your phone and get in, as long as they can read the barcode.
How to Buy Tickets from a Mobile Device: If all you have is a mobile device, you can buy tickets using the Knotts mobile app and scan your phone at the entrance.
Knott's Berry Farm Tickets Discounts
Discounts to Knott's Berry Farm abound, and there's little need to pay full price, ever. A few options, as of December 2017:
AAA members get a discount on adult tickets, but only at the ticket booth. Check with your local branch to find out how much and be sure to have your card with you.
MouseSavers keeps a list of current Knott's Berry Farm coupons and discounts
Order at the Knott's website. Once in a while, they offer discounts for admissions early in the season. They also list their current promotions and coupons and a discount if you buy your tickets at least 3 days in advance.
Members of the Military can show I.D. card at the box office and get adult tickets for a reduced price.
The Go Los Angeles Card offers a lot of attractions at a very reasonable price, including Knott's Berry Farm. Use this handy guide to find out all you need to know about it.
From time to time, Knott's offers discounts with coupons at places like Burger King, Albertson's grocery stores or TGI Friday's. Check their website for the latest promotions. Beware if you have to redeem coupons at guest services, where lines can move at glacier-like speed.
If you have a Cedar Fair Platinum season pass, it's good at Knott's as well as Gilroy Gardens, Great America, and other Cedar Fair parks.